Spring was springing at the Donington Market earlier in the week as everyone's attention turned to outdoor living
The realisation that we are in a new season was visible by the mere fact that it was daylight when the venue began to fill-up with exhibitors. The relief of it being a little less cold than the last few months brought about a gentle sigh of relief all round and spring was definitely in the air on some of the stands. With Easter and Spring upon us many were thinking about the outdoors and the focus was largely on gardens, planting and outdoor living.
Old Terracotta pots, Primula’s and gorgeous speckled eggs were a welcome sight and very seasonal.
Helena Van Helmond and her daughter Lauren had made the journey from Newcastle after falling in love with our Decorative Home & Salvage Shows last summer. They had a great haul of things for the garden ‘I adore old grey galvanised buckets and baths, I have quite a collection planted up. Geraniums look especially wonderful in them’ said Helena. The pair also picked up some hessian sacks to recover seats.
Phil Smith was picking up unusual bits and pieces that caught his eye and snapped up these rather quirky stiff leather electric meter boxes to use as storage.
Katrina Ellis, owner of Pink Peony Vintage, a homeware and interiors shop in Wotton Wawen near Stratford-on-Avon, was buying up ladders to display flowers outside the shop for spring and summer.
Yuki Kobayashi owns a shop in Japan and is often on the hunt for Ercol furniture but was shopping to order for a client who was wanting wicker picnic baskets and old watering cans. He hit gold at the market!
We hope you enjoy your Easter weekend and that the weather allows you a bit of outdoor time. See you at a Donington Monday Antiques Market soon.